News & Schedule

9 - 12/2016

Kent Beatty Muckelroy Denver 2016 Photo by Aaron Gibson - Denver 2016

BROTHER DEGE WINTER 2016 EUROPEAN TOUR

GERMANY
28.10. Worpswede – Music Hall 21

 

29.10. Nancy (FRANCE) - 915 Kaffe


31.10. Kolbermoor - Kesselhaus


02.11. Dortmund – Pauluskirche


03.11. Potsdam – Lindenpark


04.11. Pirna – Kleinkunstbühne Q24


05.11. Torgau - Kulturbastion


06.11. Ilmtal/Thür. – Saal Kleinhettstedt (mit Support)


08.11. Kiel – Kulturforum


09.11. Hamburg – Downtown Blues Club


11.11. Soltau – Kantine


12.11. Langenfeld - Schaustall


13.11. Amsterdam (NETHERLANDS) - Club Mystique


15.11. Trier – Tufa


17.11. CH-Aarau – KIFF 21


18.11. CH-Biel – St. Gervais


19.11. Kirchheim/Teck - Bastion


21.11. Neunkirchen/Saar – Stummsche Reithalle


22.11. Aschaffenburg – Colos-Saal


23.11. Augsburg – Parktheater


24.11. Puchheim – PUC


25.11. A-Hard – Kammgarn

 

SLOVENIA / SERBIA
26/11/16 Ljubljana, Slovenia @ Pinelina


27/11/16 Pecs, Hungary @ Trafik (kino sessions)


29/11/16 Kladovo, Serbia @ Fusion Klub


30/11/16 Belgrade, Serbia @ Elektropionir


1/12/16 Novi Sad, Serbia @ ck13

 

NETHERLANDS
(CANCELED 2/12/16 Eindhoven, Holland CANCELED)


3/12/16 Nieuwendijk, Holland

 

FALL 2016

USA

Sat 9/17/16 - Artmosphere w/ Dustin Gaspard & The Freetown Sound

POODOO SOUL FEST II

(Lafayette, Louisiana)

 

Fri 9/23/16 - America's Icehouse w/ Hamilton Loomis

(Texas City, Texas)

 

Sat 9/24/16 - The Wurst Biergarten w/ Dustin Gaspard & The Freetown Sound

FLOOD RELIEF BENEFIT

(Lafayette, Louisiana)

 

Thurs 9/29/16 - Jackie's Brickhouse w/ Hamilton Loomis

(Kemah, Texas)

 

Fri 9/30/16 - Last Concert Cafe w/ Hamilton Loomis

(Houston, Texas)

 

Sat 10/1/16 - The Back Porch w/ Hamilton Loomis

(Port Aransas, Texas)

 

Fri 10/14/16 - The Wurst Biergarten w/ Dustin Dale Gaspard & The Freetown Sound

(Lafayette, Louisiana)

6 - 8/2016

Kent Beatty - Netherlands Kent Beatty - Netherlands

Summer 2016 USA & Canada

 

Fri 6/3/16 - Poor David's Pub w/ Hamilton Loomis

(Dallas, Texas)

 

Sat 6/4/16 - Roadhouse 66 w/ Hamilton Loomis

(Columbus, Ohio)

 

Sun 6/5/16 - Western Maryland Blues Festival w/ Hamilton Loomis

(Hagerstown, Maryland)

 

Tues 6/7/16 - BassHang-Mtl. @ Club Balattou

SOLO BASS EVENT

(Montreal, Quebec, Canada)

 

Thurs 6/9/16 - Rock The Dock @ Kemah Boardwalk w/ Hamilton Loomis

(Kemah, Texas)

 

Fri 6/10/16 - Dosey Doe Music Cafe w/ Hamilton Loomis

(Conroe, Texas)

 

Sat 6/11/16 - Pleasure Pier w/ Hamilton Loomis

(Galveston, Texas)

 

Fri 6/17/16 - McGonigel's Mucky Duck w/ Hamilton Loomis

(Houston, Texas)

 

Sat 6/18/16 - Down South Offroad Park w/ Hamilton Loomis

(Crosby, Texas)

 

Wed 6/22/16 - NotsuoH w/ Brother Dege & The Brethren

Tribe Hill opening 8:30pm - 11:30pm

(Houston, Texas)

 

Thurs 6/23/16 - The Continental Club w/ Brother Dege & The Brethren

(Austin, Texas)

 

Fri 6/24/16 - Paper Tiger w/ Brother Dege & The Brethren

8:00pm doors

(San Antonio, Texas)

 

Sat 6/25/16 - Private Party w/ Hamilton Loomis

(Denver, Colorado)

 

Wed 6/29/16 - The Three Clubs w/ Brother Dege & The Brethren

(Hollywood, California)

 

Thurs 6/30/16 - Silverlake Lounge w/ Brother Dege & The Brethren

(Los Angeles, California)

 

Fri 7/1/16 - Escondite w/ Brother Dege & The Brethren

(Los Angeles, California)

 

Sat 7/2/16 - El Conquistador House Concert w/ Brother Dege & The Brethren

(Bakersfield, California)

 

Wed 7/6/16 - Aptos Street BBQ w/ Brother Dege & The Brethren

(Santa Cruz, California)

 

Thurs 7/7/16 - Doc's Lab w/ Brother Dege & The Brethren

(San Francisco, California)

 

Sat 7/9/16 - G Street w/ Brother Dege & The Brethren

(Grant's Pass, Oregon)

 

Sun 7/10/16 - Sam Bond's Garage w/ Brother Dege & The Brethren

(Eugene, Oregon)

 

Mon 7/11/16 - Trillium Cafe w/ Brother Dege & The Brethren

(Hood River, Oregon)

 

Tues 7/12/16 - Duff's Garage w/ Brother Dege & The Brethren

(Portland, Oregon)

 

Wed 7/13/16 - High Dive w/ Brother Dege & The Brethren

(Seattle, Washington)

 

Thurs 7/14/16 - Treehouse Cafe w/ Brother Dege & The Brethren

(Brainbridge Island, Washington)

 

Tues 7/19/16 - 3 Kings w/ Brother Dege & The Brethren

(Denver, Colorado)

 

Thurs 7/21/16 - Bob & Luigi's w/ Brother Dege & The Brethren

(Wichita, Kansas)

 

Fri 7/22/16 - Mercury Lounge w/ Brother Dege & The Brethren

(Tulsa, Oklahoma)

 

Sat 7/30/16 - LoDo Bass Bash 10 Year Anniversary

SOLO BASS EVENT

Day 1 - Belmar Park 1:00PM - 4:00PM

Night show at World of Beers - Belmar 7:00PM

(Denver, Colorado)

 

Sun 7/31/16 - LoDo Bass Bash 10 Year Anniversary

SOLO BASS EVENT

Day 2 - Herman's Hideaway 1:00PM - 4:00PM

(Denver, Colorado)

 

Sun 8/14/16 - Hard Rock Casino w/ Tomplay

CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER

(Biloxi, Mississippi)

 

Sat 8/20/16 - Blue Moon Saloon w/ Brother Dege & The Brethren

BLUE MOON BEACH PARTY

(Lafayette, Louisiana)

 

5/2016

 

We had 4 incredible Brother Dege shows in a row from Paris to Amsterdam, here is a pic from yesterday in Raalte, Netherlands. Today was a well-deserved day of rest and recharging before we hit Enschede, NL Friday and one more show in France. Special thanks to the awesome people from Belgium who drove hours to see us twice, and everyone who supports us. Europe has been great!

Brother Dege Spring 2016 EU Tour - Raalte, NL Brother Dege Spring 2016 EU Tour - Raalte, NL

Spring 2016 European Tour

 

Fri 5/13/16 - Espace B w/ Brother Dege & The Brethren

(Paris, France)

 

Sat 5/14/16 - Tonzent Live w/ Brother Dege & The Brethren

(Sterrebeek, Belgium)

 

Sun 5/15/16 - Pacific Live w/ Brother Dege & The Brethren

(Amsterdam, Netherlands)

 

Mon 5/16/16 - Ribs & Blues Festival w/ Brother Dege & The Brethren

(Raalte, Netherlands)

 

Fri 5/20/16 - Cafe Rocks w/ Brother Dege & The Brethren

(Enschede, Netherlands)

 

Sat 5/21/16 - Salle de l'Arsenal w/ Brother Dege & The Brethren

(Toul, France)

Brother Dege & Kent Beatty Brother Dege & Kent Beatty - Sittard, NL

4/2016

Thank you Musicians' Corner for this experience on the 2015 artist jury with Will Calhoun and Mfa Kera. I am honored to participate in selecting the winner of this award. Congrats to managing editor at The Fader, Ruth Saxelby! Click the link above for more.

3/2016

 

Wed 3/9/16 - City Bar w/ Dustin Dale Gaspard

CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER - ANDY FRASCO

(Lafayette, Louisiana)

 

Fri 3/11/16 - Blue Moon Saloon w/ Dustin Dale Gaspard

EDISON, THE RAYO BROTHERS

(Lafayette, Louisiana)

 

Fri 3/18/16 - Artmosphere w/ Brother Dege & The Brethren

(Lafayette, Louisiana)

 

Fri 4/1/16 - d.b.a. on Frenchmen St w/ Brother Dege & The Brethren

10:00PM

(New Orleans, Louisiana)

 

Fri 4/8/16 - Artmosphere w/ Dustin Dale Gaspard

(Lafayette, Louisiana)

 

Fri 4/15/16 - Siberia w/ Brother Dege & The Brethren

(New Orleans, Louisiana)

 

Wed 4/20/16 - Warehouse 535 w/ Dustin Dale Gaspard

ARTIST OF THE MONTH SERIES

(Lafayette, Louisiana)

 

Fri 5/13/16 - Espace B w/ Brother Dege & The Brethren

(Paris, France)

 

Sat 5/14/16 - TBA w/ Brother Dege & The Brethren

(Sterrebeek, Belgium)

 

Sun 5/15/16 - TBA w/ Brother Dege & The Brethren

(Amsterdam, Netherlands)

 

 

2/2016

 

What an amazing birthday weekend, in beautiful Paris! I ate like a king and what can I say, love is in the air. Topped off by playing at my first Paris jam last night in an ancient cave. I met some monsters in that cave. Cheers and thank you for all the birthday wishes!

1/2016

 

In April, 2016, the website musicians-corner.net will announce the "Music Journalist Of The Year" award for 2015... and I am one of three artist jurors! Drum legend, Will Calhoun (Living Colour), and vocalist/artist, Mfa Kera, complete this year's artist panel and I'm stoked to help select the winner of this award. Now, I have some reading to do!

 

If you haven't visited musicians-corner.net, click and you'll find gems from Mike Stern, Cory Henry, and many more artists. A few of my interviews can be found there too!

 

 

Thurs 1/7/16 - Jam House w/ Dino Trio

LAST-MINUTE SHOW

(Birmingham, England)

 

Fri 1/15/16 - Bisbano's w/ Paul Tassin

(Lafayette, LA)

Nagold, Germany : 11-28-15 : Photo : Adrien Berthet

12/2015

 

Merry Christmas!

11/2015

Thank you, Europe for an amazing tour! Photo - 2015 Germany w/ Brother Dege

 

Photo Deurne, NL - Courtesy of Josanne Fotografie 2015

10/2015

 

Thurs 10/8/15 - The Cadillac w/ Letters In Red

(Baton Rouge, LA)

 

Fri 10/16/15 - Antlers w/ Michael Juan Nunez

(Lafayette, LA)

 

Thurs 10/22/15 - The Grouse Room w/ Michael Juan Nunez

(Lafayette, LA)

 

Thurs 11/5/15 - DB's w/ Brother Dege & The Brotherhood

(Utrecht, Netherlands)

 

Fri 11/6/15 - Zwarte Ruiter w/ Brother Dege & The Brotherhood

(Den Haag, Netherlands)

 

Sat 11/7/15 - Strudelfest w/ Brother Dege & The Brotherhood

(Amsterdam/Hoofddorp, Netherlands)

 

Sun 11/8/15 - Tam Tam w/ Brother Dege & The Brotherhood

(Deurne, Netherlands)

 

Tues 11/10/15 - Volt w/ Brother Dege & The Brotherhood

(Sittard, Netherlands)

 

Thurs 11/12/15 - Jubez w/ Brother Dege & The Brotherhood

(Karlsruhe, Germany)

 

Fri 11/13/15 - Kult-AG w/ Brother Dege & The Brotherhood

(Marsberg, Germany)

 

Sat 11/14/15 - Burgerhaus w/ Brother Dege & The Brotherhood

(Garching, Germany)

 

Sun 11/15/15 - Textilmuseum w/ Brother Dege & The Brotherhood

(Helmbrechts, Germany)

 

Mon 11/16/15 - BASF Gesellschaftshaus w/ Brother Dege & The Brotherhood

(Ludwigshafen, Germany)

 

Tues 11/17/15 - Kulturkeller w/ Brother Dege & The Brotherhood

(Fulda, Germany)

 

Wed 11/18/15 - Downtown Bluesclub w/ Brother Dege & The Brotherhood

(Hamburg, Germany)

 

Thurs 11/19/15 - Pumpwerk w/ Brother Dege & The Brotherhood

(Wilhelmshaven, Germany)

 

Fri 11/20/15 - Blues Garage w/ Brother Dege & The Brotherhood

(Isernhagen, Germany)

 

Sat 11/21/15 - Mensa der KGS w/ Brother Dege & The Brotherhood

(Neustadt am Rübenberge, Germany)

 

Sun 11/22/15 - Pferdestall w/ Brother Dege & The Brotherhood

(Bremerhaven, Germany)

 

Tues 11/24/15 - Internationales Gitarrenfestival w/ Brother Dege & The Brotherhood

(Bad Aibling, Germany)

 

Thurs 11/26/15 - Englische Kirche w/ Brother Dege & The Brotherhood

(Bad Homburg, Germany)

 

Fri 11/27/15 - Bluesfestival, Opderschmelz w/ Brother Dege & The Brotherhood

(L-Dudelange, Luxemburg)

 

Sat 11/28/15 - Alte Seminarturnhalle w/ Brother Dege & The Brotherhood

(Nagold, Germany)

 

Fri 12/11/15 - Feed N Seed w/ Brother Dege & The Brotherhood

POST-TOUR RETURN SHOW

(Lafayette, LA)

9/2015

I'm stoked to announce that I'm now part of the Elixir Strings artist program! I've used and loved Elixir Strings on all of my instruments for over 15 years, 5 years touring exclusively with Elixirs on my basses (photo - 1997 "Patents Pending" box). One of the biggest string companies in the world offered me every set they make, and while I really enjoyed one set, they did not last half as long as my Elixirs. Changing strings on tour is not something I enjoy, and with all the sweat and grime night after night, that can be weekly with other strings. The feel of your strings is personal. The smooth coating feels great (I prefer it), and it helps when I'm playing the crazy stuff. The whole point of long lasting strings is tone, so needless to say, these have the best tone for the longest time. I'm blessed to use and endorse my favorite brands out there, and Elixir Strings have been my favorite strings ever since I first ordered them from a magazine. Send me your questions and comments if you want to know more. Here's to long life and many more years of great tone!

8/2015

 

Sat 8/1/15 - Jack of the Wood w/ Brother Dege

(Asheville, NC)

 

Mon 8/3/15 - WDVX Blue Plate Special w/ Brother Dege

Brother Dege Solo Set 12:00PM RADIO SHOW

(Knoxville, TN)

 

Mon 8/3/15 - Preservation Pub w/ Brother Dege

(Knoxville, TN)

 

Tues 8/4/15 - Sleepy Owl Brewery w/ Brother Dege

(Kingsport, TN)

 

Wed 8/5/15 - Awendaw Green w/ Brother Dege

(Awendaw, SC)

 

Thurs 8/6/15 - The Rusty Rudder (MP) w/ Brother Dege

(Mount Pleasant, SC)

 

Fri 8/7/15 - Palmetto Brewing w/ Brother Dege

(Charleston, SC)

 

Sat 8/8/15 - LL Creek w/ Brother Dege

(Waycross, GA)

 

Fri 8/21/15 - Blue Moon Saloon w/ Brother Dege

BLUE MOON BEACH PARTY

(Lafayette, LA)

 

Sat 8/22/15 - Private Party w/ Tomplay Trio

(Baton Rouge, LA)

 

Sat 9/5/15 - Feed N Seed w/ Michael Juan Nunez

(Lafayette, LA)

 

Fri 9/11/15 - Bisbano's w/ Paul Tassin & Rivers Revue

(Lafayette, LA)

 

Thurs 9/24/15 - Artmosphere w/ Dustin Dale Gaspard

(Lafayette, LA)

 

Fri 10/16/15 - Antlers w/ Michael Juan Nunez

(Lafayette, LA)

7/2015

 

Wed 7/1/15 - Artmosphere 9:00 w/ Dustin Dale Gaspard

(Lafayette, LA)

 

Thurs 7/2/15 - Spanish Moon 10:00 w/ Dustin Dale Gaspard

(Baton Rouge, LA)

 

Sat 7/4/15 - AAMF 1:45PM 2nd Stage w/ Dustin Dale Gaspard

AVOYELLES ARTS & MUSIC JULY 4TH FESTIVAL

(Marksville, LA)

 

Thurs 7/9/15 - Summer NAMM Show

​TC Electronic Booth

​(Nashville, TN)

 

Fri 7/10/15 - Southgate House w/ Brother Dege

(Newport, KY)

 

Sat 7/11/15 - Tip Top Deluxe Bar w/ Brother Dege

(Grand Rapids, MI)

 

Mon 7/13/15 - Schubas w/ Brother Dege

(Chicago, IL)

 

Thurs 7/16/15 - Machines With Magnets w/ Brother Dege

(Pawtucket, RI)

 

Fri 7/17/15 - The Barn w/ Brother Dege

(Pawlet, VT)

 

Sat 7/18/15 - Donovan's w/ Brother Dege

(Bellows Falls, VT)

 

Mon 7/20/15 - Sweet Afton w/ Brother Dege

Brother Dege Solo Set

(Astoria/Queens, NY)

 

Tues 7/21/15 - Grand Victory w/ Brother Dege

(Brooklyn, NY)

 

Fri 7/24/15 - 10th Ave Burrito w/ Brother Dege

(Belmar, NJ)

 

Sat 7/25/15 - Opera House LIVE w/ Brother Dege

(Shepherdstown, WV)

 

Thurs 7/30/15 - Willie's Locally Known w/ Brother Dege

(Lexington, KY)

6/2015

 

Sat 6/6/15 - Raxx 9:00PM w/ The Gillis Silo

(West Baton Rouge/Erwinville, LA)

 

Thurs 6/18/15 - The Grouse Room w/ Last Minute

(Lafayette, LA)

 

Wed 6/24/15 - 502 Bar 9:00 w/ Brother Dege

(San Antonio, TX)

 

Thurs 6/25/15 - The Gatsby 9:00 w/ Brother Dege

(Austin, TX)

 

Fri 6/26/15 - Shipping & Receiving 9:00 w/ Brother Dege

(Ft Worth, TX)

 

(June 12, 2015)

Jurassic Park theme solo bass by Kent Beatty - Jurassic World opened today, still hard to believe I saw myself on this film. I recorded this early this morning before going to the screening in New Orleans with fellow Park Visitors. I'll never forget it. Jurassic Forever

 

Based off of "Theme from Jurassic Park", composed by John Williams

 

Recorded on Roscoe LG and TC Electronic BG250-208

5/2015

Two very special shows this weekend! I'm filling in for my friend Dante in not only an incredible world-class band, but friends I've toured the world with several times. We've had a few jams since, and this is the first show as this lineup in nearly 2 years, come rock the funk with us!

 

*Fri 5/1/15 - River Run Roadhouse 9:00PM w/ Hamilton Loomis*
(Dallas/Ft Worth, TX)

 

*Sat 5/2/15 - Wild Stallion Vineyards 6:00PM w/ Hamilton Loomis*
(Houston/Spring/The Woodlands, TX)

 

Sat 5/9/15 - Feed N Seed 9:00PM w/ Dustin Dale Gaspard

(Lafayette, LA)

 

Sun 5/10/15 - Bluegill 6:00PM-10:00PM w/ The Gillis Silo

CD RELEASE PARTY

(Mobile, AL)

 

Sat 5/16/15 - Draft House w/ Caleb Paul

(Baton Rouge, LA)

 

Tues 5/19/15 - The Leisure Club w/ James Adkins

(Pensacola, FL)

 

Sun 5/24/15 - Private Party w/ Dustin Dale Gaspard

(Baton Rouge, LA)

 

Sat 5/30/15 - Brickyard South 10:00PM w/ Kristen Foreman

(Baton Rouge, LA)

 

Sat 6/6/15 - Raxx 9:00PM w/ The Gillis Silo

(West Baton Rouge/Erwinville, LA)

4/2015

Here's a photo I took near Austin, TX. I've always been somewhat of a hippie when it comes to nature. My favorite tip I've seen lately is to help a tired bee by giving it sugar water. Sometimes, bees collect too much pollen and just need a boost. Happy Earth Day, every day.

(Bee photo credit unknown)

 

 

Annika Chambers, Ryan Cortez, Kent Beatty Photos by: clikrf8images Judy Tilley; Abby Slack Owen; Lauren Olivero

Spring '15 marks my return to Texas, this time for some funk & blues with the amazing Annika Chambers! Not only am I stoked to play with her, my brother in groove, Houston's Ryan Cortez will be destroying drums. I'll also be with my pals The Gillis Silo in May, as well as playing Festival International with new artist Dustin Gaspard. I can't wait to see my Houston friends. Dates below. See y'all soon!

 

"Annika is Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston and Beth Hart in one person. The future is hers." -Hit-Tracks Top 100
Blues Music Award 2015 Nominee
Houston Press Best Female Vocalist 2013

 

 

Sat 4/4/15 - Studio Session

(Lafayette, LA)

 

Fri 4/10/15 - DW Lounge 9:30PM w/Annika Chambers

(Houston, TX)

 

Sat 4/11/15 - Pearland Crawfish Festival 4:30PM w/Annika Chambers

(Pearland, TX)

 

Sat 4/11/15 - Emmit's Place 9:30PM w/Annika Chambers

(Houston, TX)

 

Thurs 4/16/15 - Wild Alaska Tavern 8:00PM w/Annika Chambers

(Houston, TX)

 

Fri 4/17/15 - Katie's w/Annika Chambers

(Bacliff, TX)

 

Sat 4/18/15 - Texas Taco Music Fest 3:00PM w/Annika Chambers

(Houston, TX)

 

Fri 4/24/15 - Phil Brady's 9:00PM w/Gregg Wright

(Baton Rouge, LA)

 

Sat 4/25/15 - FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL 2:30PM w/Dustin Dale Gaspard

(Lafayette, LA)

 

Sat 4/25/15 - Bisbano's 10:00PM w/Dave Tucker Band

FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL NIGHT SHOW

(Lafayette, LA)

 

*Fri 5/1/15 - River Run Roadhouse 9:00PM w/Hamilton Loomis*
(Dallas/Ft Worth, TX)

 

*Sat 5/2/15 - Wild Stallion Vineyards 6:00PM w/Hamilton Loomis*
(Houston/Spring/The Woodlands, TX)

 

Sat 5/9/15 - Feed N Seed 9:00PM w/Dustin Dale Gaspard

(Lafayette, LA)

 

Sun 5/10/15 - Bluegill w/The Gillis Silo

CD RELEASE PARTY

(Mobile, AL)

3/2015

KB3 Photo by Lauren Olivero

Sat 3/7/15 - Private Party w/Cam Pyle

(Baton Rouge, LA)

 

Sat 3/14/15 - St Patty's Parade 9:00AM @ City Park/Perkins Rd w/Pacifico

(Baton Rouge, LA)

 

Thurs 3/26/15 - Artmosphere w/Dustin Dale Gaspard (duo)

(Lafayette, LA)

 

Fri 3/27/15 - Happy's w/Caleb Paul

(Lafayette, LA)

 

Sat 3/28/15 - Pridefest 5:30PM @ Parc International w/Dustin Dale Gaspard

(Lafayette, LA)

2/2015

Original photo taken by Paul Webster - Burnley, England

Another year, and possibly the craziest year yet! Thanks for all of the birthday wishes from friends and family, old and new. It's kind of cool to share a birthday with Bob Marley! It's been a busy month as well, with a great NAMM 15 and more to report soon. Today was nice, I played some of my favorite songs on my bass and had a killer gumbo in my hometown. Feeling very blessed with such good friends. Now, back to enjoying this birthday, and here is one of my favorite pics from a UK tour!

 

 

2/1/15 - Shakedown w/Dave Tucker

(Vail, CO)

 

2/13/15 - Bisbano's w/Paul Tassin, Rivers Revue

(Lafayette, LA)

 

2/27/15 - Feed & Seed w/Dustin Gaspard

(Lafayette, LA)

1/2015

TBT to NAMM 2014 and a big THANK YOU to Roscoe Guitars for having me as a Roscoe Artist/Endorser for 5 years now. How time flies! So much has happened since then, and Roscoe now makes killer 6 string electric guitars (see photo) as well as fine basses. Thanks Keith, Gard, and the team for helping me to realize my dreams. I'm looking forward to friends and music overload next week at NAMM 2015 with the great TC Electronic, playing at "Kalium Strings Presents" bass bash in Long Beach, and some Colorado snow!

 

1/21/15 - NAMM Show Pre-Party - Uva Bar

(L.A./Anaheim, CA)

 

1/22/15 - Winter NAMM Show - TC Electronic - Anaheim Convention Center

(L.A./Anaheim, CA)

 

1/23/15 - Winter NAMM Show - TC Electronic - Anaheim Convention Center

(L.A./Anaheim, CA)

 

1/24/15 - Winter NAMM Show - TC Electronic - Anaheim Convention Center

(L.A./Anaheim, CA)

 

1/24/15 - Kalium Strings Presents/Bass Bash - Viento y Agua

(Long Beach, CA)

 

1/25/15 - Winter NAMM Show - TC Electronic - Anaheim Convention Center

(L.A./Anaheim, CA)

 

1/30/15 - Pepi's w/Dave Tucker

(Vail, CO)

 

1/31/15 - Pepi's w/Dave Tucker

(Vail, CO)

 

2/1/15 - Shakedown w/Dave Tucker

(Vail, CO)

 

2/13/15 - Bisbano's w/Paul Tassin, Rivers Revue

(Lafayette, LA)

 

2/27/15 - Feed & Seed w/Dustin Gaspard

(Lafayette, LA)

12/2014

 

Merry Christmas!

One of my favorite things about south Louisiana is the variety (and quality) of music scenes from city to city. Lafayette is booming with creative originals, and one such musician is up and coming alt folk artist Dustin Gaspard. It's been awesome working with him, Lyle, and Jacob this year, between the rock, country, blues and other groups I play with. Thanks Live and Local and Artmosphere for this great footage of "Twas the Night" - Dustin's first live recording last Thursday, Dec. 18 in Lafayette, LA. And thank you 106.3FM. 'Twas an amazing night!

 

This song is "Wooden Robots". More from "Twas the Night" are on Live and Local's YouTube Channel, while Dustin prepares for official release, website, and more.

 

And if you are near Baton Rouge, LA, come out to the All-Star Christmas Jam at Park Place in Gonzales on Thursday, Christmas night!

Very cool! Musicians' Corner used my bit in their anniversary article today, thanks MC! Also, great reads from Bryan Beller (Dethklok, Steve Vai), my man TM Stevens (James Brown, Joe Cocker, Billy Joel, etc.), and several others.
Congrats to Musicians-Corner.net and cheers to a great 2015!

 

 

 

 

Sun Dec 14 - "Acoustic Underground" - Solo Christmas Performance 7:00PM

 (First United Methodist Church, Lafayette, LA)

 

Thurs Dec 18 - "'Twas The Night" - Dustin Gaspard Live Recording 9:00PM

 (Artmosphere, Lafayette, LA)

 

Sat Dec 20 - Gregg Wright 9:00PM

(Teddy's, Baton Rouge, LA)

 

1/22-1/25/2015 - Winter NAMM Show - TC Electronic

(Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA)

11/2014

Grateful to have worked on my favorite film series of all time. Thanks Universal, Colin Trevorrow, and crew for turning me into a kid again. "That doesn't look very scary. More like a six-foot turkey."

Happy Thanksgiving!

 

 

Thurs 11/20 - The Jefferson Street Pub w/Dustin Gaspard - Full Band Show (Lafayette, LA)

 

 

I've been working with several bands this year, hinting about something heavier on the way. Fight Night Anarchist has released our first EP online, 3 songs free to download. These tracks were mixed and mastered by Jonny Hawkins of Nothing More - many thanks to him and catch their great band live if you haven't already. Share all you like, copy to your playlists, and stay tuned on the web & social for news!

10/2014

My best freehand Jack-o'-lantern. Happy Halloween!

 

 

This art is from Lo-Up Solo Bass Showcase earlier this year in Long Beach, CA. I don't have the artist's name, but I like to imagine these guys (in animated Beetlejuice style) playing the beautifully spooky tune "Alice" by the great Tom Waits.

And so a secret kiss
Brings madness with the bliss
And I will think of this
When I'm dead in my grave

Set me adrift and I'm lost over there
And I must be insane
To go skating on your name

And by tracing it twice
I fell through the ice...

Of Alice

9/2014

 

Playing two Lafayette, LA shows - Bisbano's (a rare Louisiana basement) w/Hardrick Rivers Revue & Paul Tassin, and the newly re-opened Feed & Seed downtown w/Dustin Gaspard in Acoustikentae, joined by Layden and the Lion and Brother Jac - great music from the Acadiana area!

Fri 9/12 - Bisbano's w/Hardrick Rivers Revue & Paul Tassin (Lafayette, LA)

 

Fri 9/26 - Feed & Seed w/Dustin Gaspard's Acoustikentae (Lafayette, LA)

 
 
 
Yesterday (9/3/14) marked one year since my dear friend and mentor David Shelander passed away. It was an emotional day, but I'm glad I can think of him and smile now that time has passed. How I'd love to catch up and talk about what's new, I know he'd be happy. Bonnie Raitt, The Gap Band, 'Gatemouth' Brown, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Air Supply, "The Tonight Show", "The Last Ship", just a sample of his long career. Words can't do his talents justice, but he was one of the most gifted musicians I've ever known - especially on piano. I am grateful that he saw something in me as a teenager and hope to pass it on properly. Thank you Dave, we miss ya!!!
8/2014
 
I saw dozens of cases on this last tour. MONO is still my fav, and I'm loving my new Fader bag! Here's a review I wrote when the Vertigo (guitar/bass) came out:

 

 

Part 3 - That's a wrap for our Summer 2014 Midwest Bass Tour! After Lo-Hio Solo Bass Showcase and Midwest Bass Bash, our "Fab 4" headed to Basses on the Plains in Wichita, KS and LoDo Bass Bash in Denver, CO. Much fun was had, many basses were slapped, and more free gear was given away! Shown is Andrew, who won a TC Ditto Looper in Wichita, and several others won pro recording software from PreSonus.

It was an honor to close out LoDo Bass Bash weekend, especially when Edo Castro and Scott Fernandez joined in for surprise collaborations. I am thankful for those special moments with friends. It would take pages to get to half of how awesome the tour, players, and people have been. There is a lot of love in these cities, and it's wonderful to see the bass community coming together, evolving, and expanding.

Got back to Nashville about a week ago. Saw friends, made new ones, and of course heard great music! After a stop in Louisiana, I'm in Pensacola, Florida this weekend, right near da beach... boy-eee:

8/7 - Hub Stacey's w/James Adkins & Friends 7:00 (Pensacola, FL)
8/8 - Hopjacks (downtown) w/James Adkins & Friends 9:00 (Pensacola, FL)

BIG thanks to the Greens family at Bob & Luigi's, Chris Cardonne/Kalium, Strange Grounds, Dan, Sarah, and all LoDo crew in Denver - I won't list all but I'll tag who I can. Once again, special thanks to TC Electronic & PreSonus, all sponsors, hosts & artists (Jared/Lo-Hio; Derrick/MidwestBB), Darren, Brittany, Scott, Brian - y'all rock!

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7/2014

 

The Summer 2014 Midwest Bass Tour is in full swing! Here's a quick post with some of the last few day's events, including the winners of 2 excellent prizes - Justin won Studio One V2 Full recording software from PreSonus, and Tom won a PolyTune Mini from TC Electronic. Pics are from Lo-Hio Solo Bass Showcase last Sunday and Midwest Bass Bash last night in Des Moines, IA. Thanks to TC Electronic, PreSonus, and all other sponsors and hosts of these great events!

Tomorrow, our crew will be in Wichita, KS for Basses on the Plains '14 and from there the much-anticipated LoDo Bass Bash '14 in Denver, CO!

 

 

Next week, some friends and I are going on our Summer 2014 Midwest Bass Tour - These are 4 events I'll be on, including a clinic in Wichita, KS. I'll also stop in Nashville, TN to pregame at Roy Vogt's Thunder Row Bass Invitational at Douglas Corner Cafe July 18. Folks, these are some of the best bassists in the world and even if you aren't a bass player, your eyes and ears will be opened and you'll definitely be entertained! Most of these events have great giveaway prizes and free admission. If I'm lucky, I may even have some special reptilian friends keeping me company in Denver, CO ;)

 

 *Special thanks to TC Electronic, PreSonus, and Roscoe Guitars for the support!*

 

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It is an honor to be opening in Vicksburg for one of my favorite artists, Aaron Lewis of Staind. This patriot, along with The Gillis Silo, is sure to perform the ultimate 4th of July weekend concert!

 

Fri 7/4 - Lady Luck Casino w/The Gillis Silo (Vicksburg, MS)

 

Sat 7/5 - Lady Luck Casino w/The Gillis Silo; Aaron Lewis (Vicksburg, MS)

 

Sun 7/20 - Lo-Hio Solo Bass Showcase @ Eb's Pub & Party Center (Canton, OH)

 

Tues 7/22 - Midwest Bass Bash @ 14525 University Ave (Waukee/Des Moines, IA)

 

Thurs 7/24 - Basses on the Plains @ Bob & Luigi's Bel Aire (Wichita, KS)

 

Sun 7/27 - LoDo Bass Bash @ Strange Grounds (Denver, CO)

6/2014

 

Some exciting shows this summer! Info soon, starting with the first Lo-Hio Solo Bass Showcase 7/20/14. This month, I'm with The Gillis Silo opening for Trace Adkins, more New Orleans, and Dustin Gaspard. Stay tuned - here's June:

 

 

Fri 6/20 - Howlin Wolf w/The Gillis Silo; Alexes Aiken (New Orleans, LA)


Sat 6/21 - Blue Bayou Dixie Landin' w/The Gillis Silo; Trace Adkins (Baton Rouge, LA)

 

Mon 6/23 - Naval Air Station E Club w/James Adkins (Pensacola, FL)

 

Thurs 6/26 - Best of 225 Awards, Varsity Theatre w/The Gillis Silo (Baton Rouge, LA)

 

Sat 6/28 - Red Rock & Blue Invitational, Oak Villa Softball Complex w/The Gillis Silo

(Baton Rouge, LA)

 

RESCHEDULED TBD - City Bar Downtown w/Dustin Gaspard (Lafayette, LA)

 

5/2014

 

I'm covering on bass this month for my good friend Jordan with The Gillis Silo (country/rock). Here's my May schedule, including 2 nights at Tahyo in New Orleans, a great establishment owned by Tia Maria of Animal Planet's "Pit Bulls & Parolees". We're also performing for an Armed Forces Day weekend benefit in Hammond, LA, followed by Lake Charles and two shows in Lafayette with alt/folk artist Dustin Gaspard.

 

 

Sun May 4 - Hard Rock Cafe - New Orleans, LA (TGS)

 

Fri May 16 - Tahyo - New Orleans, LA (TGS)


Sat May 17 - Tahyo - New Orleans, LA (TGS)


Sun May 18 - Harmonies 4 Heroes (FREE) - Hammond, LA (TGS)


Wed May 21 - Isle of Capri - Lake Charles, LA (TGS)

 

Thurs May 29 - Artmosphere - Lafayette, LA (DG)

 

Fri May 30 - AOC - TV Broadcast (DG)

4/2014

 

My amp rundown video is up on the TC Electronic YouTube channel - I love this company and my TC gear has survived thousands of miles of tour abuse! At NAMM, TM Stevens said it best: "TC means Too Cool"

 

 

http://www.youtube.com/user/tcelectronic/videos


 

 

 

This month, a piece I wrote is being featured on www.musicians-corner.net - Go to their website or www.facebook.com/musiciansonmusic for the article, and many more from a growing list of contributors, such as:


Mike Stern
TM Stevens
Bryan Beller of Dethklok & Steve Vai
Sarah Longfield
Cory Henry of Snarky Puppy

and many more

 

 

Musicians' Corner is doing great things, send their new page some love!

It's warming up in the Southeast USA, and before long it will be beach weather! This photo is from Pensacola, Florida, one of the cities on my schedule for April.

Sat 4/5/14 - Private Event (Fischer, Texas)

 

Thurs 4/10/14 - Hub Stacey's Downtown w/James Adkins (Pensacola, Florida) 7:00PM

Special Guest - Nashville's Katie Rogers

 

Fri 4/11/14 - The Ticket III w/James Adkins (Pensacola, Florida) 9:00PM

 

Sat 4/12/14 - Tin Cow w/James Adkins (Pensacola, Florida) 8:30PM

 

Sat 4/19/14 - Checkpoint Charlie's TBA (New Orleans, Louisiana) 11:00PM

3/2014

 

Blues lovers! I've got a few dates coming up in Louisiana with "King of the Rockin' Blues" Gregg Wright (Michael Jackson, Mick Fleetwood) before he goes back to California. Look for his interview in the April 2014 edition of Vintage Guitar Magazine - he's a monster on the guitar!

Shows with Gregg Wright:

 

Fri 3/14/14 - Guitar Clinic @ No-Name Vinyl (Rayne, LA) 3:00PM

Fri 3/14/14 - Sam's Place (Crowley, LA) 9:00PM

Sat 3/15/14 - Magnolia Sports Bar (Denham Springs, LA) 9:00PM

Sat 3/22/14 - Phil Brady's (Baton Rouge, LA) 9:30PM

2/2014

 

The Perfect Bass posted a facebook video of me trying out an acoustic Breedlove bass

1/2014

 

I'm stoked to be performing during NAMM at Lo-Up Solo Bass Showcase! Visit their page for the list of performers, several of which I'm blessed to call friends and some new faces too. Come say hello at the Roscoe Guitars booth (Hall E #1473), or at either of these two excellent shows! They are free, no NAMM badge is required, and there will be gear giveaways - Fri Jan 24 is in Anaheim and I'm playing Jan 25 in Long Beach, CA. See you there!

www.lo-up.com

1/23-1/26/2014 - Winter NAMM Show @ Roscoe Guitars Hall E Booth #1473

(Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA)

 

1/25/2014 - Lo-Up Solo Bass Showcase @ Viento y Agua

(4007 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA)

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Kent Beatty - Touring Bassist

"Kent has a great feel! He's played a lot of gigs, he's got the feel, he's got the vibe."

 

- Gregg Bissonette, professional drummer, Santana, Joe Satriani, James Taylor, Ringo Starr, Spinal Tap, David Lee Roth, film & tv

 

 

"Kent and myself, (TM Stevens), was in a room in Anaheim California during the Namm Show, jamming on our bass guitars, and I noticed that Kent also has that "Thunder Slap" that I treasure with my bass playing. 'I Groove to Move, and Play to Make, The People Dance, Clap and Shake'. Welcome to the Ultra Funk Club Brother Kent!!!"

 

- T.M. Stevens, professional bassist, James Brown, Billy Joel, Tina Turner, Joe Cocker, Steve Vai, 2Pac, Cyndi Lauper, Pretenders, Shocka Zooloo

12/2013

 

Welcome! My name is Kent Beatty. I am a musician from Louisiana, USA. From around the age of 5, I was attempting harmonica and soon learned the viola. That eventually led me to the bass guitar. Over the years, I've played bass in several bands and in several countries. I've been known for original solo compositions as well as "extreme" bass techniques. All of that takes a backseat to providing the tight rhythm section a professional band requires. My tour schedule has been solid for the last 6 years - around 150 shows per year. During that time, I was the bassist for Hamilton Loomis, performed solo bass events, clinics, and shows with my own bands. Recently, I've taken time off from the road to focus on my music and other priorities. I've been hired since then in a variety of situations, including subbing in a modern country band at House of Blues in Myrtle Beach, SC - with a few days' notice. Now I am booking for 2014 and available for genres ranging from metal, rock, and pop, to funk, R&B, and country. Traveling frequently has taught me to be prepared. I have gear available in other countries, my passport is ready, and I travel light.

 

On or off the road, I am available for recording sessions. If your project needs bass recorded - electric, fretted, fretless, or upright - contact me here or via e-mail to discuss options. If the session is not along the Gulf Coast USA, I can remotely upload 24-bit audio to you.

 

I also have a love for animals, technology, and photography, so you may see bits of my personal side from time to time. Keep in touch with me through your favorite social media app, and thank you for visiting KentBeatty.com!

 

-Kent

Want to know more about my background? Take a look at my credits, and please contact me with any questions, feedback and, of course, performance requests.

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